Pitaka MagHive, Razor fountain pen, backpacks, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you seven crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s campaigns are for people who like backpacks, pens, and more. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns.

Pitaka MagHive

What is it?
The MagHive is a modular hub that wirelessly charges your smartphone, and keeps track of your keys, and offers a digital assistant with a touchscreen display that can be used to view reminders, messages left by others, alert you when someone leaves or comes home, and more.

Why do I like it?
Pitaka sent me an early prototype of their MagHive and I like it because it’s a sleek looking modular hub that’s made of hexagonal wooden plates that connect together electrically and magnetically to remind you of what you need to do before you leave the house or office. There’s a magnetic charging module that wirelessly charges your smartphone (has to be Qi compatible), a magnetic NFC module that knows when you place or remove your keys or wallet, and a display module. The display module features a 5-inch touchscreen device that is used to display reminders, notices, voice messages, and more. It works like a digital assistant so you can keep track of you and your family. The whole system can be arranged however you like and can be placed on a table or mounted on a wall. Whenever you remove an item from one of the plates, the display module wakes up and displays any important reminders.

Where can I find more info?
The MagHive campaign ends on 7/8/2018 and they are just beginning their climb to their funding goal of $11,579. You can pre-order a MagHive starting at $215. After the MagHive campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in September 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

ONYXX Wireless Smartphone Charger with Power Bank

What is it?
The ONYXX is a dust and water resistant wireless charger that can be used even when it’s not connected to an outlet and it can be used as a 5000 mAh power bank.

Why do I like it?
I don’t currently have a smartphone that supports wireless charging (unfortunately), but if I did, the ONYXX looks like a nice charger with the extra feature of becoming a backup battery when you’re on the go.

Where can I find more info?
The ONYXX campaign ends on 6/9/2018 and they are just beginning their climb to their funding goal of $12,000. You can pre-order an ONYXX starting at $49. After the ONYXX campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in September 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

AmpPack – World’s First Smart Phone Case w/ Wireless Earbuds

blurb by Andy Jacobs

What is it?
AmpPack is a smartphone case that combines several useful features into a single a product.

Why do I like it?
AmpPack is way more than “just” a smartphone case. It combines a slim, silicone-bumper, drop-protective case with backup battery for your phone and an on board set of automatically-pairing Bluetooth wireless earbuds. Additionally, via wireless Qi or cable, the case can charge itself, your phone and the earbuds simultaneously. AmpPack also has a soft-touch feel and contoured shape. And this is just the tip of the iceberg with respect to the features packed into this case.

Where can I find more info?
The AmpPack campaign ends on 6/16/2018 and they are about halfway to their funding goal of $75,000. You can pre-order an AmpPack starting at $140. After the AmpPack campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Razor: A Minimalism Titanium Fountain Pen

What is it?
The Razor is a CNC machined titanium fountain pen with a modern sleek design.

Why do I like it?
I like the Razor Titanium fountain pen because it has a cool industrial look to it that appeals to me. But the really cool feature is that it can hold two ink cartridges. That means you’ll always have a backup ink cartridge with you when you run out. It also hides another feature that you probably will never need to use. It has a built-in ultra hard cemented tungsten carbide glass breaker on the end.

Where can I find more info?
The Titanium Fountain Pen campaign ends on 6/2/2018 and they have some work to do before they will reach their funding goal of $8,000. You can pre-order a Titanium Fountain Pen starting at $145. After the Titanium Fountain Pen campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2018. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

KableCARD | Multi-functional Cable Essentials For Your Phone

blurb by Andy Jacobs

What is it?
KableCARD is a multi-function charging device that also includes adapter accessories and other features that might just make it your all-in-one solution for travel or commuting.

Why do I like it?
KableCARD is literally packed with features. The main portion is a small, credit card-size clamshell case. The case itself can act as a wireless charger for your Qi-enabled smartphone which can be used laying down or as a device stand/cradle. Inside, it features a 6-in-1, USB Type C cable with multiple adapters to cover just about any device. It also includes a micro SD card reader and SIM ejector pin inside. Outside, it has an ambient light that gives a soft glow that can act as a nightlight or backlight while you watch movies. Pretty sure I’m still missing some features! I’m quite fond of devices that can perform multiple functions, and KableCARD performs quite a few.

Where can I find more info?
The KableCARD campaign ends on 6/16/2018 and they have already met their funding goal of $6,333. You can pre-order a KableCARD starting at $29. After the KableCARD campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

The World’s Most Advanced Modular Backpack

What is it?
The ITR – The One Backpack is a redesign of the traditional backpack into a modular system which adapts what you need by changing its compartments. You can turn it into your camera bag, work & gym pack, suit carry bag, travel pack or use it as a tech-backpack.

Why do I like it?
I like the ITR – The One Backpack because it’s up to you to make it do your bidding by just switching components using a German designed click and go system with magnetic modules.

Where can I find more info?
The ITR – The One Backpack campaign ends on 6/6/2018 and they have already met their funding goal of $10,191. You can pre-order an ITR – The One Backpack starting at $139. After the ITR – The One Backpack campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Breaker One Bag

What is it?
The Breaker One Bag is a backpack for people who like the idea of organizing everything into one bag.

Why do I like it?
I like the Breaker One Bag because it’s made of water and abrasion resistant 840D nylon, offers 12 compartments, 6 organizational pockets, a water bottle holder complete with a drain, a laundry bag, compression straps, accessories pouch, TSA-approved toiletry bag, and a tech organizer for all cords and devices.

Where can I find more info?
The Breaker One Bag campaign ends on 6/6/2018 and they are still working towards their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a Breaker One Bag starting at $159. After the Breaker One Bag campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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